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Immigration Daily April 15, 2010
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Comment: Michelle Obama Weighs In

USA Today reports "Wrapping up her first solo foreign trip, first lady Michelle Obama said in Mexico that changes to the immigration system are necessary, but will be politically difficult." For the full story, see here.

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Focus: The Best Indexed ACT, CFRs

ILW.COM is pleased to offer the latest, completely revised editions of Patel's Immigration Law Library. This collection includes the essential reference resource The WHOLE Act, The INA (Annotated), used by DHS officials, federal court libraries, and veteran immigration practitioners. Once you have used this version of the INA, you will wonder why you ever used any other! This collection also features the fully indexed 8 CFR and fully indexed 20/22/28 CFR. While supplies last, the best quality immigration law reference books are now available at the cheapest price on the market - $189 for all three books (shipping and handling included!).

Article: Overview Of The U Visa: Race Between Approval And Removal
Jean Pierre Espinoza and Jung Choi

Article: Argentina On The Brink
Hans F. Sennholz for the Foundation For Economic Education

ILW.COM Bloggings On April 15, 2010
Christopher T. Musillo and Kevin Johnson

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News: USCIS Launches Agency Wide Policy Review

News: USCIS Reminder Haitian TPS Filing Deadline Is July 20th

News: CIS Ombudsman Releases Recommendations To USCIS On Adjudications Of Refugee Status Applications

News: CRS Report On Guest Worker Program Policy Considerations

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - Fragomen is looking for an attorney with 1+ years of experience in business immigration with an emphasis on the preparation, review and analysis of nonimmigrant L-1 and H-1B petitions and applications; knowledge of immigration law and procedure; excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Qualified candidates will be highly organized, have a strong work ethic and have meticulous attention to detail. Associate will work with large, global, corporate accounts and have a great deal of direct client contact. Highly competitive salary and benefits. Please email cover letter, resume, and writing sample (Word or Adobe formats only), in confidence, to Robert F. McCafferty, Human Resources/Office Manager, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, at Or fax same to 202-371-2898. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Portland, Oregon - The Office of the Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorney Associate Regional Counsel, USCIS OCC, Western Region with 2+ years experience. Provide on-site legal advice to the local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Responsible for providing litigation support to U.S. Attorneys' Offices on cases arising from local District adjudications. Supervised by the Deputy Western Regional Counsel and the Western Regional Counsel. Preference is given to applicants with immigration law experience, federal litigation background, excellent academic record, and strong writing skills. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2010-0005 at Submit resume, cover letter, references, + writing sample (maximum 10 pps.) to Kelli Duehning, Western Regional Counsel, USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel: Must be received by 5pm EST, Monday, April 23, 2010. Position is at the GS-13/14/15 levels. Open until filled.

J-1 Visa Program
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CLE Immigration Event
Memphis, TN - (May 14-15, 2010) The Federal Bar Association and The Mid South Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) invite you to join us for one of the most exciting national immigration conferences available this year. The confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who of well-renown AILA attorneys and government officials including Judges from The US Circuit Court of Appeals, the EOIR's Office of the Chief Immigration Judge (OCIJ), former and current Immigration Judges from across the country, and counsel from The Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL). This conference also offers the opportunity to hear from a panel of ICE and USCIS supervisors as they discuss various immigration issues that affect both the mid-South and the nation as a whole. Come mingle with faculty without large crowds. This intimate setting is perfect for both new and experienced practitioners alike. Program includes special tracks for pro bono attorneys as well as criminal lawyers. Earn up to 16 CLE hours (with a possibility of 6 ethics hours offered) and have fun, too. Early bird deadline is April 15, 2010 . For more information, including speakers, curriculum, see here. To register online, see here.

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RT @mkolken: Jack & Jill Politics: Do I look undocumented to you? (#AZ SB1070) rt @americasvoice #immigration #racism

Nurse #Immigration Book: your guide 4 preparing a case, understanding the nursing crisis & recruiting nurses. Get ur copy

Cook in U.S. for 22 years loses #immigration lawsuit

Reform #Immigration for America announces May 1st CIR deadline #cir #ri4a via @dreamact

Latinos in NV can decide Reid's future RT @ImmigrationGuys: Reid will do #immigration reform like healthcare reform.

Civil liberties groups fight biometric IDs. Schumer-Graham plan already getting criticism, n there's no bill yet!

RT @mkolken: Tell it to your husband: Michelle Obama: #Immigration reform is necessary #cir #ri4a

Thousands gather in downtown Seattle to push for #immigration reform

Andy Stern confirms step down as president of SEIU. Hope SEIU will continue supporting #immigration reform

Civil rights activists warn that Arizona is inviting rampant racial profiling and police-state tactics with new bill

Interesting findings: LSU researchers find link between Latino employment and black urban violence #

Landing the US DREAM: Why Immigrant entrepreneurs see doing business in America differently

RT @mkolken: Immigrants display revenue generating prowess in run up to Tax Day - The Hill's On The Money: #IMMIGRATION

The #Immigration Compliance Book: Understand I-9 concepts, I-9 advanced topics and E-Verify. Get your copy today at

Say no to police state! Tell Governor Brewer to Stand Up for Arizona and Veto SB1070. Sign a petition at #immigration

23 federally indicted in Cambodian marriage scam #immigration

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event - Washington, DC
'Temporary Migrants in a Permanent World: Evolution of the US Immigrant Admissions System' sponsored by the Institute for the Study of International Migration, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Friday, April 23, 2010, Georgetown University Law Center, McDonough Hall, Room 437, 600 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, DC, 20001,, RSVP: For questions, please contact Alexander R Gee,

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